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Title Mathematics and archaeology / editors, Juan A. Barcelo and Igor Bogdanovic
Published Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2015]
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Contents Front Cover; Foreword; Preface; Contents; Introduction; 1. Measuring, Counting and Explaining: An Introduction to Mathematics in Archaeology; 2. A Short History of the Beginnings of Mathematics in Archaeology; 3. The Formal Logical Foundations of Archaeological Ontologies; 4. Statistical Reasoning and Archaeological Theorizing: The Double-Bind Problem; 5. Social Network Analysis for Sharing and Understanding Archaeology; The Mathematics of Ancient Artifacts; 6. Shape Analysis and Geometric Modelling; 7. Curvature-Based Method for the Morphometric Analysis of Archaeological Shapes
16. Time and Probabilistic Reasoning in Settlement Analysis17. Predictive Modeling and Artificial Neural Networks (ANN): From Model to Survey; 18. Spatial Cluster Detection in Archaeology: Current Theory and Practice; 19. Non-Euclidean Distances in Point Pattern Analysis: Anisotropic Measures for the Study of Settlement Networks in Heterogeneous Regions; 20. Lattice Theory to Discover Spatially Cohesive Sets of Artifacts; Beyond Mathematics: Modeling Social Action in the Past; 21. Gradient Adaptive Dynamics Describes Innovation and Resilience at the Society Scale
22. Two-dimensional Models of Human Dispersals: Tracking Reaction-Diffusion Fronts on Heterogeneous Surfaces23. The Sustainability of Wealth among Nomads: An Agent-Based Approach; 24. Simulating the Emergence of Proto-Urban Centres in Ancient Southern Etruria; 25. The Probabilities of Prehistoric Events: A Bayesian Network Approach; Conclusions; 26. Concluding Address: Ruminations on Mathematics in Archaeology; 27. "Mathematics and Archaeology" Rediscovered; Color Plate Section
8. Logratio Analysis in Archeometry: Principles and Methods9. An Introduction to Clustering with Applications to Archaeometry; 10. Archaeological Discriminant Applications of the Lubischew Test; 11. Phylogenetic Systematics; 12. Text Mining in Archaeology: Extracting Information from Archaeological Reports; The Mathematics of Archaeological Time and Space; 13. Time, Chronology and Classification; 14. Bayesian Approaches to the Building of Archaeological Chronologies; 15. Modelling the Effects of Post-depositional Transformations of Artifact Assemblages using Markov Chains
Summary Although many archaeologists have a good understanding of the basics in computer science, statistics, geostatistics, modeling, and data mining, more literature is needed about the advanced analysis in these areas. This book aids archaeologists in learning more advanced tools and methods while also helping mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists with no previous knowledge of the field realize the potential of the methods in archaeological experiments
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Vendor-supplied metadata
Subject Archaeology -- Mathematical models
Archaeology -- Mathematics
Archaeology -- Mathematical models.
Archaeology -- Mathematics.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Form Electronic book
Author Barceló, Juan A., editor.
Bogdanovic, Igor, editor.
ISBN 1482226820